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Calvin and Hobbes by Bill Watterson for August 14, 2012

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    BE THIS GUY Premium Member over 8 years ago

    She flunked out of Medical College.

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    The#1BoiseStateFan  over 8 years ago

    Wow, Calvin hates the operator NOW

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    wykstrad  over 8 years ago

    Wait until he finds out that the Surgeon General doesn’t command an army.

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    BE THIS GUY Premium Member over 8 years ago

    Life before Google.

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    BigNate+CalvinandHobbes=:)  over 8 years ago

    I agree with you hobbes

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    Linux0s  over 8 years ago

    And the help desk won’t help you get explosives either.

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    MiepR  over 8 years ago

    But what of New York? I thought they were famous for their street carts.

    Just remember, everybody…Calvin grew up by now and he is definitely on the Internet..

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    arye uygur  over 8 years ago

    When I was younger, I called 411 and asked the operator what was the population of Pakistan.

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    Sciatic  over 8 years ago

    Cant help but wonder what the operator said, perhaps, “there all the same”

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    Vonne Anton  over 8 years ago

    Once called and asked how much a 32-lane bowling alley weighed, including balls…my bad.As for the difference in a wiener, hot dog, and frankfurter: give me one of each and I’ll prove there ain’t no difference at all!

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    Hobbes Premium Member over 8 years ago

    Click here: Ziggy (April 7, 2008)

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    Hobbes Premium Member over 8 years ago

    Here is Charlie Brown from the first year of Peanuts, followed by a later example. Compare the size and shape of his head.Click here: Peanuts (December 30, 1950)Click here: Peanuts (October 6, 1966)

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    rentier  over 8 years ago

    I would eat all three!

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    Yontrop  over 8 years ago

    “A Wiener is from Vienna; a Frankfurter is from Frankfurt; A hot dog is from California.”.Not quite. I live in Germany where they know their Wurst. If you go to Frankfurt, they they will think you are talking about a person who comes from there if you say “Frankfurter”. A real Wiener wurst is a slightly skinny (and about 10 inch) version of what is called a frankfurter in the U.S. A hotdog is the American invention of putting the sausage (wiener or frank) in a sliced bun designed specifically for the purpose. You can get them here too, by that name. Now, what’s the difference between a hotdog and a red-hot? Oh, and anyone else actually remember when the phone company provided “information” for free?

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    Molly mcgee  over 8 years ago

    My parent’s first phone number had only four digits. Still remember them.Don’t remember MY first one though!! LOL

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    GROG Premium Member over 8 years ago

    Wasn’t it Lucy Van Pelt who said “How can you tell the phonies from the realies?”

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    rentier  over 8 years ago

    I wouldn`t feel very secure, when the operator is not a surgeon!

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    celeconecca Premium Member over 8 years ago

    a hot dog is a dachsund in the summer, a wiener runs races, and a frankfurter lives in Frankfurt, of course

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    Phapada  over 8 years ago

    right you fraud…

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    thirdguy  over 8 years ago

    You just got here, and already you are bashing one of the funniest and longest lasting posters. Go away until you learn some manners!

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    marianthelibrarian  over 8 years ago

    Try the information librarian at your local library—-if it’s still open, that is.

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    Karaboo2  over 8 years ago

    Hahaha. Good one hotDogsniff. But I think the information highway is closed to the weinermobile.

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    Rickapolis  over 8 years ago

    A Frankfurter is from Germany. That’s all I know.

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    cookies333  over 8 years ago

    Before the internet

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    4lou2toon  over 8 years ago

    weiners and frankfurters are basically meat (sorta of) where as a hot dog is a combination of a weiner and a bun.

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    Wiseguy411  over 8 years ago

    A Hot Dog is from Coney Island. First sold around 1870. Other Claims include the Chicago Exposition (1893) and The St Louis World Fair (1904)

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    cookies333  over 8 years ago

    Hope this helps:http://wiki.name.com/en/Hot_Dog

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    ratlum  over 8 years ago

    No wonder the phone company does not hire very many operators now.

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    Uskoke  over 8 years ago

    @Grainbelt:No, that’s an urban legend-my godmother is german and she’s from Frankfurt (am Main- which is the full german name-there are more than one Frankfurts)and she told me that in Frankfurt they have many sorts of sausages, but no Frankfurters! I’ve been in Frankfurt myself, too.

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    StCleve72  over 8 years ago

    I never sausage a funny comic strip.

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    Popeyesforearm  over 8 years ago

    you know what they say about hotdogs, made from lips and butts (had to clean it up for the PG13 crowd).

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    bmonk  over 8 years ago

    And they ask “What number do you want?”

    1. If I knew the number, I wouldn’t have to call them.

    2. They don’t give out numbers like “What is the US budget deficit this year?” or “How many days are left in the year?”

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    Number Three  over 8 years ago

    Oh Calvin. Haven’t your parents taught you not to talk to strangers over the phone?

    Love his rant in the 3rd Panel.

    xxx

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    Hobbes Premium Member over 8 years ago

    @Citizen GROG: Yes, it was Lucy talking to Charlie Brown about the phonies and the realies.

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    coffeeturtle  over 8 years ago

    I think people in the U.S. stopped using the word frankfurter and sauerkraut during the WWII period.

    Calvin needed to call the Think Tank headed up by Katherine Hepburn her very knowledgeable staff.

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    sonnygreen  over 8 years ago

    It’s gotta be rough, coming up with something unique and entertaining, on a daily basis. If I couldn’t do better than today’s strip, I wouldn’t bother. “Quality not quantity.”

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    REDROCKER51  over 8 years ago

    a weiner is with mustard, a frankfurter is with Sauerkraut, and a hot dog is a sun-burned German Sheperd

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    khpage  over 8 years ago

    Speaking of surgeons, Calvin is quite the cut-up…..

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    Hobbes Premium Member over 8 years ago

    @john55155: Most of us are just here to enjoy Bill Watterson’s genius, share a few things with others, occasionally learn something, and enjoy each other’s company.

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    Hobbes Premium Member over 8 years ago

    @Vonne Anton: (Private comment. Others please don’t listen.) Pssst…psst…..psssst……disagree……pssst…..psst.

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    CrazyIrishOperaGirl  over 8 years ago

    Hon, welcome to the chat forum. :P

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    calvinsfriend110  over 8 years ago

    The difference is that wieners have no bun.

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    Karaboo2  over 8 years ago

    If your hotdog is made out of vegtables, soy, or tofu, its a fraudfurter.

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    codedaddy  over 8 years ago

    It’s New York (not California) and it dates in the US back to 1870, the “proto hot dog stand” on Coney Island by a German immigrant (“Feltman” or something). Also it must be breaded, as in a roll, to become a hotdog. Until then it is a sausage (or weiner or frankfurter). – My great granddad’s time. Ya I’m a geezer myself.

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    bvallinino  over 8 years ago

    I DON’T care what the diference is!!! I think hot dogs, even if they are called frankfurters or weiners, are GROSS!!!!I I don’t even like the sight of them. Who knows what’s in them.

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    The#1BoiseStateFan  over 8 years ago

    it posts at these times: Eastern: 1AM. Midwest(gocomic time) 12AM. Mountain: 11PM. West:10PM.Alaska: 9PM. Hawaii: 8PM. You have to wait 10 extra minutes on the all for the new strip

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    ransomdstone  over 8 years ago

    Good answer Grainbelt. It might even be correct except for CA for the dog.

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